Renting Direct From A Landlord Or A Letting Agent

Renting Directly from your Landlord


  • Dealing with a landlord direct, rather than through a letting agent, cuts out the middle-man and can speed up requests for repairs.
  • Renting direct from a landlord can build a stronger relationship between the landlord and tenant, which can minimise the potential for a tenancy dispute.


  • Without a letting agent there is very little legal redress should issues arise such as failure to carry out repairs.

Renting through a Letting Agent



  • Having an agent can slow down a landlord's response to problems as it creates another tier to deal with. A good letting agent should arrange with a landlord provision of a fund for emergency repairs in case the landlord is away or cannot be contacted.

See also: Find Letting Agents